Friday, 13 November 2009

'This Is It!'

On the 19th of October 2009, I went to see Michael Jacksons 'This is it'.
I was amazed with the film but I was inspired at some of the costumes for 'Thriller'. A Georgian woman but really dark and theatrical.
There were also some fantastic illustrations by his fashion designer of him, which I have mentioned in previous posts.

Watch this space for my own... xxx

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

There are things known...

I have taken the famous quote from Jim Morrison- my idol- and written it in old fashioned hand, on a tea stained canvas and tied it in string, just for ideas for my door project...
The Doors... a Door... haha x

There are things known...

'There are things known and there are things unknown... and in between are the Doors.'
-Jim Morrison.

Own Drawing

Carrying on with me 'obsession' lol, I decided to create something that is rather different from what I normally draw.
This is a soldier, drawn on top of a tea stained piece of paper,in silhouette and then I used ink to create the central shape. I then burned the outside side and splattered ink over it to give it that old fashioned look... I think it works rather well.

1940s Postcards x

Again, these are a few of other postcards that I purchased.
I love the way they were drawn as I have a love of fashion and the meanings behind them.
I would like to use these in my work in the future- or at least have them as an inspiration.


This is a postcard from the 1st WW and it seems to me that it has just captured the mood and what life was like during that time.
I love the silhouettes of the soldiers and that you don't know where they are going.

Ration Books

Here are 2 ration books that I purchased myself form the Imperial War Museum.
They are quite a source of inspiration for me and my work- especially with the group project at the moment.

War Illustrations

Here are 2 drawings I did the other night. They are not like my 'usual' style.
As I have mentioned in previous blogs, I have a great love of the 2nd World War.
To tie in with the collaborations project a big theme running throughout it is the 2nd WW and I decided to include some illustrations.
The top one is a factory and I did that using stippling with ink and pen. I am rather pleased with the outcome as it is something that I would never have done before. It took me 5 minutes to do.
The gas mask is done in the same manner and again did not take me a long time to do.
I find that when I draw something with not a specific thing in mind to do- it turns out pretty well.

Animation xx

This is my animation I did for my last project.
I haven't been very confidant in the past when using i-stop so when we were told that we were going to do a project I was slightly nervous about it. (Myself and technology are not the best of friends!)
But when I sat in front of the camera etc, I actually had fun. I managed to have a play around with numerous materials and also include my drawing skills.
I am rather happy with the outcome, I think the music fits in with it perfectly- MJ again- and I would like to carry on and do something else.

Michael Jackson...

I seem to be obsessed with this guy!
I went to see 'This is it' and was so amazed.
The costumes used in the film is absolutely amazing and there was some also fantastic drawings of him done by the fashion designer. I cannot find them at this moment in time, but in the mean time, I adore these illustration's.
Really simple, limited colour and strong lines... I LOVE 'EM!

Tina Berning

Recently I have been looking more in depth at the beauty of illustrations that I have not look at in the past.
One illustrator I have become almost obsessed with is Tina Berning. I do not know too much about her as a person but I adore her work. Not the somewhat 'finished' work, but the 'rough' images she produces.
This is one of my favourites.
She uses very lose lines and she also uses different types of materials on the same image.
I love how she draws on random bits of paper... I find this way of working so inspiring that I have already been experimenting in my own time using this method.